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't use violence against his people. does it show how little leverage the u.s. has in yemen now? >> reporter: we are seeing more and more the past few weeks, it looks as though the u.s. has more leverage. we saw a comment from the president in the last few weeks saying the u.s. shouldn't meddle. foreigners shouldn't intervene in the affairs there. there was a call between john brennan, the assistant to the president for homeland security. he was there telling yemen president they were praising him for his initiative and make sure they protect the protesters there. they agreed to that. today, you are seeing a crackdown, again. this is worrying to the u.s. there should be dialogue in yemen. the president is saying there should be. but we are seeing more and more violence in the streets. >> joining us live from abu dabi. that you know for that. >>> a critical and dangerous situation is going on right now with two nuclear plants damaged by the massive quake in japan. to make a bad situation worse, an explosion at one of them today. we have the latest coming up. [ male announcer ] 95
growing concern about the bombing of rebel-held areas by gaddafi's forces, there are voices in the u.s. and europe calling for the rebels to be armed to directly. it sounds simple, but history offers plenty of cautionary tales. in a moment, we will hear whether senator john mccain thinks it is a good idea. >> what i am calling for is a greater access for the libyan opposition forces for weaponry. >> there is no guarantee that by helping these people, you necessarily bring about a more democratic outcome or more desirable outcome. >> the question is, what kind of arms with a supply? whom would supply them? britain session -- britain's special forces may have suffered a setback last week in libya. but the momentum is still building in the west for military intervention of some kind, including perhaps arm the rebels. in libya, repeated bombing by government warplanes around the rebel-held oil town of ras lanuf marks colonel gaddafi's drive in his country. opposition forces are determined, but still lack a clear organization or command structure. the worst violence was reported near tripol
earthquake will do to japan's fragile economy and the global markets. here in the u.s. despite the japan's stock index tumbled almost 180 points closing just minutes after the earthquake hit. >> tom: we spoke with our correspondent in tokyo. and began by asking lucy craft what's the initial assessment of damage to businesses and industry in japan. >> companies hit quite hard. sony, hond on, toyota, the major auto makers have a lot of factories up in northeastern japan. there's been a range of damage to these companies. so those factories will be kind of knocked out of operation for various amounts of time. fortunately, the northeastern area of japan is very sparsely populated. this is -- if you compare this to the kobe earthquake of 16 years ago, it accounts for a much smaller amount of gdp. >> reporter: what have you learned about the damage to the trainl systems and infrastructure? >> we haven't heard about the damage to the train system which is a major source of transportation here. when you talk about energy, though, it's a whole different ball of wax, and there's a lot of different
: at this point, 7 ships are headed to japan including the u.s.s. ronald reagan that has medical facilities as well as air lift capabilities to move people and supplies. the u.s. has 38,000 troops who were already stationed in japan. the defense department put out a video of marines ready to head to mainland japan with other assets. secretary gates says the military wants to do whatever is needed by the government of japan or by the government in tokyo. >> we have the ronald reagan closing in japan. we are sending another ship, we're pulling in helicopters from around the region, from okinawa and so on. so those ships can be used for helicopter operations in humanitarian assistance and disaster relief. >> molly: as far as american citizens in japan, so far the u.s. government has no reports of serious injuries or deaths. >> jamie: molly, the government is downplaying somewhat the risk of the radiation but search and rescue seems viable at this point. what teams other than we spoke will be going there. >> molly: they are serious experts. usig says two teams have been deployed to japan at the
and women of the u.s. c services. i very much appreciate the support today and i would like to recognize dan branch to get the executive director for the contributions to put this together. now for the core of today's event. the united nations estimates indian ocean piracy costs 5 to $7 billion annually. though there are only a few attacks that make news they still occur on a daily basis as the tragedy proved last month with the deaths of four american hostages. parts are increasingly resilient, bold and adaptive free fighting tactics by implementing -- increasing manpower through recruitment. the real question is how can the global community meet this evolving fret be on the horn of africa. looking at numbers as much as $238 million in 2010, which was roughly $5.5 million. to enter these questions about piracy we have assembled a panel of the steamed experts who delivered a brief opening remarks and answer your questions. i will introduce four of them to you now. to my right terence mcknight has commanded numerous ships for the u.s. navy as well as multiple assignments on land for the up th
of search and rescue teams. so far from australia, new zealand, south korea, and the united states. the u.s. has also sent navy ships to japan to help out with the relief. it's also helping with what president obama calls "lift capacity." heavy lifting equipment. the u.s. also sent supplies to help cool those nuclear reactors there. poland is offering to send firefighters. president medvedev of russia says his country has offered rescuers and sniffer dogs and "all possible aid." thailand is offering about $165,000 in aid. it says it will consider offering more when the extent of the damage is known. and the international red cross say they've mobilized 11 teams to the heavily damaged areas. they have tents and relief supplies ready to pass on to local red cross teams. >>> and the u.s. is sending military ships loaded with supplies and search and rescue teams to help japan, as well. let's get more on the u.s. response. elise, as i understand it, japan is leading the efforts and setting the priorities. is that what you're being told, as well? >> that's right, randi. the japanese government ha
're not experts in that realm. we're not going to speculate and go with what the japanese and u.s. officials tell us. anyway you look at it it's a very serious situation, i think right now people are concerned about the search and rescue efforts and concerned about the fact that they can't get to a lot of these areas due to the fact that they're in areas near or around where the nuclear reactors are having these problems. >> so many things to deal with. adam housley reporting live to us from mito, japan. stay well, we look forward to your reports. >> reporter: will do. >> jamie: we will he' check back with adam. the situation at the nuclear power plant is obviously of great concern because japan relies heavily on nuclear power. about 30% of all of its electricity is produced by 55 power units and the earthquake forcing 11 to be shut down and japan, also the world's third largest producer of nuclear power. let's bring in kt mcfarland of fox news national security analyst. kt, you've examined many sides of what occurred, this tragedy in japan. on this particular one, what is japan facing? >> well,
's forces are surrounding the rebels. how involved should the u.s. get? >> gregg: new details now on a major nuclear scare in japan. japanese officials say radioactivity levels very close to the nuclear plant have gone down in the last several hours. this plant facing a potentially disastrous meltdown after an explosion this morning. take a look at these incredible pictures, clouds of smoke rising from up the reactor area. safety officials are scrambling to contain the damage and evacuating 140,000 people in a 12-mile perimeter. adam housley is streaming live with the latest north of tokyo? >> we're about 20 miles from where we were earlier this morning, 70 miles north and to the eat of tokyo, halfway to where the reactors are. the location we are at southern end of where the tsunami came through here. pictures waf been seen the last few days, you can see some of the destruction. car next to me was carried down the street. there is a car over on the distance that was up on the top of fence. in this was a power structure and some sort of a banner that was hanging across the intersection. in t
. >> we cannot keep on spending money we do not have. >> in libya, ragtag forces hand on. should the u.s. intervene? and npr's shoots itself in the foot again. >> it is time to push bird bird out of the nest. >> let me say at the outset we are putting this program together on friday just as we are getting the details on the earthquake and to none in japan. we do not have a lot to add except that modern science and technology have enabled officials in hawaii and the west coast of the u.s. to warn residents well in advance. as always, the u.s. navy is ready to respond quickly to events in the pacific with humanitarian relief. beyond that, there is not much we can say at this point. the program is "inside wash.." it has been a long while since a congressional hearing has built up so much advanced + -- publicity, 7 negative. this was on home ground terrorism. ever since the announcement hearings, peter king had been accused of being a latter day joe mccarthy, but he refused to back down. >> to back them would be a craven surrender to political practice and an abdication of what i believe is
up the u.s. debt. >> neil: for us in this country, we've got to worry because our debt is growing by the minute and what's going to fill the slack? >> i mean, the natural answer is china. that's where we're going to turn to and probably our own government. >> neil: but, china, in the indications last week, it might have a problem. >> what's going to happen the united states has to raise interest rates to make the debt more attractive because people can make more money off interest rates which will hurt our economy. so this trickle down effect from the natural disaster in japan and rolls down to the u.s. economy and could hurt our economy and our stock market. >> neil: and the flip side to that and in the disaster, awful as it is, there's a huge rebuilding effort and that that, that leads to a global-- >> yeah, normally happens gdp increases because they invest in the rebuilding of the natural disaster. in chile you saw it increase. and we'll likely see that in japan in the months and years ago. in the short-term there's so much devastation and the country is so heavily in debt it'
from south korea. u.s. military ships are delivering food and relief supplies and a british rescue team is scheduled to arrive on sunday with heavy lifting equipment and 150 rescue experts and search dogs from virginia and california are on their way to japan to help right now. >>> a few people have tested positive for radiation exposure according to a report on japanese public television. they were near a nuclear facility when something inside the plant exploded shortly after the earthquake. government officials say the reactor itself was not damaged. >>> and hawaii is moving to get federal funds to help rebuild in the aftermath of the tsunami. it struck the hawaiian islands early yesterday morning, sweeping maui's coast with six-foot waves, causing millions of dollars in damage. and hawaii's governor signed a state of disaster proclamation today. >>> and in california, governor jerry brown has declared a state of emergency in four counties. in crescent city, waves topped eight feet. in northern california, one man was killed when he was swept out to sea while taking pictures of the ts
across the pacific to the u.s. reaching the west coast. japan declares a state of emergency at a nuclear plant as radiation levels surge. the area around it is evacuated. and the ring of fire. why this area of the pacific is so vulnerable to earthquakes. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. it is saturday morning in japan. the sun is up and the extent of the catastrophe is becoming painfully clear. it's been nearly 24 hours since a powerful earthquake touched off a huge tsunami that swept across japan's east coast. the quake, a magnitude 8.9, was the fifth-largest in modern history. centered off japan's northeast coast, it was felt for 1,300 miles. very early reports say more than 400 people are dead. japan's kyoto news agency says the final number is expected to top 1,000. most of the victims drowned. nearly 1,000 are reported injured, more than 500 are missing. and four million homes and businesses lost power. the first estimate of the damage: $10 billion. that dama
is on the way from the u.s. and other countries. with so many roads damaged, the challenge will be getting all of that aid to the people who need it. more than 200 aftershocks have jolted japan since the quake hit, and some of them quite powerful. several happened near a nuclear plant where one reactor has been overheating since friday's earthquake. >> officials say an explosion there involved an outer building, not any of the reactors. people living within 12 miles of the plant have been told to evacuate. before nightfall, more than 3,000 people were rescued across the country. the death toll has topped 900. and officials now fear it could grow higher. we're getting new video in from japan and it really is something to watch. take a look. >> ireporter aaron sent this to us. he was attending a college graduation at a theater in tokyo when the earthquake hit. the theater roof collapsed, but aaron and many others were able to get out, and we hope to talk to aaron lace live as soon as we're able to get a connection with him. so stay with us for his story to match some of those remarkable images.
are soaring and the area is being evacuated. most flights between the u.s. and japan have been canceled, and there were fear it is tsunami would pound the u.s., but by the time the waves reached hawaii and the west coast this morning, they had lost most of their punch. president obama said he's heartbroken by the disaster. u.s. assistance is already on the way to japan. lucy craft is there. >> reporter: the monster quake, thought to be the largest in japan's history triggered a ferocious series of tsunamis. a 23-foot wall of water poured over the northern japanese coastline with little warning. only minutes after the quick hit sweeping away everything and everyone in its path. cars were tossed like toys. boats were battered by the tides. this tanker was swept up on to the shore. another ship fought to escape a massive whirlpool. and the state of the boat and its crew is unknown. >> a tsunami obviously coming in several sweeps. >> reporter: minutes later a a second deadly wave. surging water overtook coastal city streets, ripping fishing boats from their moorings and swamping buildings.
of the largest ever measured, and it triggers a massive tsunami all the way to the u.s. tonight we're watching the rising death toll. a nuclear plant in trouble. the aftershocks continue. the world is watching japan and our coverage begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >> a special good evening to our viewers in the west tonight. as you know by now, the nation of japan has suffered a colossal historic earthquake that has caused massive damage, massive loss of life and sent ocean waters racing over land. the big quake was a magnitude 8.9, it struck at 2:46 p.m., centered 78 miles offshore. while tokyo swayed and shook and bounced for minutes on end, sending millions to shelter, sendai was the closest population center. it has been devastated. the loss of life officially so far in the hundreds will almost certainly be thousands, as thousands are missing. the quake then triggered a tsunami, water upwards of 30 feet high that swamped the japanese shoreline, moving faster than people or cars could outrun it. then it headed out east across the pacific, traveling at the speed of
. a u.s. crew, we saw the japanese military search and rescue. we saw smaller helicopters that could have been aid but it's hard to tell. there was a lot of activity in the air. we saw military trucks as well taking what seemed to be aid to different areas. what we did see, further off the port area was a huge plume of black smoke. it appears there's a chemical on fire at some kind of factory. that was giving off a lot of black smoke. that didn't seem to be under control by the time we left after the third tsunami warning. >> thank you, paula. >>> much of the sound is evident in the surveillance video. take a look at these. this video is amazing to see as the tsunami washes over homes and buildings carrying debris well inland. evidence of the power behind the waves. more evidence of the tsunami washing over japan. hard to imagine anyone being able to survive such a force of nature. >>> was there a moment or a thing that triggered the tsunami? reynolds wolf is standing by with the science behind it. >> we are going take you step-by-step in how they occur and what might be ahead for th
. >>> the united states is sending emergency aid to japan. some u.s. navy ships are already stationed in the region and more are headed there carrying rescue teams and relief supplies. u.s. helicopters are conducting air drops of rice and bread. homeland security correspondent jeanne meserve is keeping track of all of this right now in washington. jeanne? >> reporter: fred, before i get to what the military has gotten, i've just gotten a release from the u.s. nuclear regulatory commission. it says it is sending two experts in boiling water nuclear reactors to japan. they deployed as part of a usaid team to try to help address that nuclear emergency that martin savidge was just talking about. now, when it comes to both the nuclear situation and the relief and rescue situation, the u.s. government is saying it will do whatever it is asked to do by the japanese. some military assets are already participating in the relief effort. others are en route. still others are poised to jump in if they are requested. now, two helicopters from the u.s. naval facility osugi delivered rice and bread. we have two d
created a huge challenge for the u.s. state department. with entire communities cut off and communications widely disrupted, washington is scrambling to get word for worried families back in the states. elise labatt joins us from washington. how can families learn more about their loved ones in japan? >> well, becky, as you said, there are thousands of americans who live and work and travel to japan. they set up a 24/7 counselor's task force and they've set a series of e-mails that families can send to not only if you live in japan but if you live in the tsunami affected area for e-mails. i think we're going to put them up on the screen for our viewers and we'll have them on our website. if you have a loved one, you can e-mail these addresses and there's a number you can call. as much information as americans can find out about their -- provide for their loved one, medical information, date of birth, place that they were last known to be, the state department really trying to get on top of that. and obviously officials are on the ground trying to help americans. so far no reported american
. and the entire pacific, including the west coast of the u.s., was put on alert. good evening. i'm jim lehrer. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. on the newshour tonight, we have video of the disaster, and talk to three people in tokyo for firsthand accounts of what they experienced and how the nation responded. >> lehrer: and we get an early assessment of how well japan was prepared for the dual hit of the earthquake and the tsunami. >> woodruff: then, we excerpt president obama's remarks about the federal budget stalemate and the uprising in libya at a white house news conference. >> we are tightening the noose on qaddafi, seymour and more isolated internationally both through sanctions as well as an arms embargo. >> lehrer: and mark shields and david brooks analyze the week's news. that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> okay, listen. somebody has got to get serious. >> i think... >> we need renewable energy. >> ...renewable energy is vital to our planet. >> you hear about alternatives, right? wind, solar, algae. >> i think it's
exposure. the evacuation zone around one plant has been expanded. officials in u.s. are monitoring the situation. brian mooar has that part of the story from washington. >> first in the massive earthquake. then the deadly tsunami. now japan is facing fears of a nuclear crisis after this power plant was rocked by an explosion saturday afternoon. the united states is watching through the regulatory commission, just one way the american government and people are responding as the toll of the japanese tragedy becomes into focus. president obama has gotten regular briefings in the white house. in the disaster zone, 90 u.s. navy helicopters are delivering food, supplies, and hope. the federal management agency dispatched teams from fairfax, va., and los angeles. veterans of disasters around the world. >> we imagine all lot like the katrina scenario with new orleans. >> americans are donating to the red cross and other relief agencies across the u.s. hoping to help those in need a world away. but hawaii and the west coast are still assessing their own damage after the tsunami reached our
, the search for answers in one of the deadliest bus crashes in u.s. history. >> clayton: >> rick: and new challenges for a devastated japan. reports of mass evacuations from the area surrounding a nuclear power plant. as an explosion destroys a building that houses a reactor. and we get reports that some time of emergency at a second reactor in the same complex as japan is rocked moments ago by another aftershock, this one, measuring 6.3, 80 miles from the nuclear plant. greg palkot is streaming live from japan. greg? >> reporter: we are about 75 miles north of tokyo. and here on this sunday morning, people here are beginning to come to grips with the crisis, with the catastrophe that hit this part of the country. around me we can see cars, boats, trucks, that have been thrown around by the tsunami wave that reached inland from this port city, also, we have been seeing as we have been traveling around the country, the effect of the earthquake itself. cracks in roads, and buildings damaged, as well. and, the death toll, rick, continues to climb and officially put between 1300 to 1700 and,
coast of the continental u.s., canada, first it hit hawaii. whoa. gosh, that is big. that is absolutely massive. just lost my shoes. coming straight over the wall on to the main road. that is absolutely unbelievable. here it comes again. pouring over the wall. can you see a car making a run for it out there. i'm completely stranded now. >> shepard: again, that's hawaii early this morning their time. amateur video. we're told the waters busted up marine in as and brushed over road ways. there are no reports of serious injuries. not so in northern california. the surging ocean severely damaged a number of marinas, this was the scene in santa cruz. the coast guard searching for a man whom a wave reportedly swept right out to sea while he was taking pictures. in southern oregon waves washed four people out to sea. all of those survived. claudia cowan live in san francisco with more on the west coast aftermath. claudia, as far as the u.s. is concerned, it appears northern california and i guess southern oregon got hit the hardest, right? >> that's right. right around the border of oregon and
. >> the u.s. is keeping a close eye on the situation in japan and the fall out and the power plant. arizona's john mccain will talk to us about this and other news at this hour. >> thank you. >> your reaction to the events in japan and the concern about the nuclear fall out. ? >> i share the comment that it is president made. they are heart breaking events and the size of this devastation is staggering. and so, it is hard to find adequate words to describe how the people of this country and around the world feel for the japanese people. obviously, this was an event that no one has ever anticipated outside of science fiction movies that could ever take place. on the issue of the power plant, i don't claim to have a lot of expertise except that i am a strong supporter of nuclear power for a long time going back to my days in the navy when i was on the nuclear powered aircraft carrier. i think what happens now to this power plant is to whether the damage is contained or not will have a direct affect on the future of nuclear power in the united states. let's have straight talk. let's hope and p
. should the u.s. intervene? and national public radio shoots itself in the foot again. >> let me say at the outset we are putting this program together on friday as we are getting the details on the earthquake and tsunami in japan. we do not have a lot to add other than modern science and technology has allowed scientists on the west coast and in hawaii to warn residents that the tsunami was coming. as always, the u.s. navy is ready to respond to events in the pacific with the military relief. the program is called "inside wash.." let me begin in washington. it has been a long while since congressional hearings have brought up so much publicity, much of it negative. this one was about homegrown terrorism with emphasis on home run muslims. ever since he announced the hearings, peter king has been accused of being a latter-day joan mcnerney, but he refused to back down. >> to back them would be an abdication of what i believe should be the main responsibility of this committee, to protect america from a terrorist attack. >> when you assign their violent actions to the entire community,
following and i know that you're in touch with the u.s. government. the u.s. government and the obama administration working closely with you to help. i'm going to ask you if the u.s. government is sending experts over to japan to deal with this potential radiation fallout issue and a lot more, what else the u.s. could be doing. stand by, mr. ambassador. we're also going to be talking with our reporters on the scene. anna corn is now in sendai. that's the scene of the devastation. we're going to be checking in with her throughout the next several hours. much more of the breaks news coverage coming up here in "the situation room." we're america's natural gas. and here's what we did today in homes all across america: we created the electricity that powered the alarm clocks and brewed the coffee. we heated the bathwater and gave kelly a cleaner ride to school. cooked the cube steaks and steamed the veggies. entertained dad, and mom, and a neighbor or two. kept watch on the house when they slept. and tomorrow we could do even more. we're cleaner, domestic, abundant and ready now. we're am
. is a u.s. aircraft carrier in japan nearby there and another one the president saying earlier friday, is on the way. other countries are offering assistance as well. the rebuilding and recovery of japan is going to take a long, long time and going to require a lot of help from a lot of people. >> they're going to need resources when you talk about our military vessels. they have things like onboard hospitals, supplies and food. things that people are going to need. there are people that they're not going to be rescued right away. you've got to have ways to get them something. a lot of times they'll drop in supplies people need. hopefully goitsing to help people to have things like our military and un offering their resources as well to try to help people. now, you can't think about recoverry. you take a look at pictures you've got people that need to be rescued and haven't been found. they're unaccounted for. >> if you've been in front of a television set or computer screen, you've seen a lot of these pictures people shot on their cell phones, and that show the moment one -- when the
concerned about what the japanese government is telling them. u.s. officials are concerned as well. this began right after the earthquake and tsunami. u.s. officials said the japanese officials were very concerned about what is going on at the nuclear power plant, but they weren't telling people they were worried. they were in effect saving face. obviously it's only gotten worse since then. u.s. officials say they have reached out to the japanese government many times but a lot of the calls haven't been returned. they have offered nuclear teams to go in and help. they have given all kinds of assistance, any kind of assistance injapanese government wants. what u.s. officials are concerned about is that the japanese government is not planning far in advance. they're taking care of immediate problems, but they're not looking ahead at what might happen next. david? >> our thanks to martha rad frts weighing in. at the top of the broadcast, we told you about the iodine tabts to be handed out to the children if needed, which got us to thinking about the chinch of japan, and tonight, the m
with the latest. >> good evening. there are thousands of americans in japan tonight and while the u.s. state department has seen no reason to evacuate them, the humanitarian catastrophe in that country threatens to worsen over the coming days. the 8.9 magnitude monster earthquake struck japan in the middle of the day. workers remain trapped, residents in their homes. the u.s. pledge to help with supplies and with rescue efforts. >> there's potentially catastrophic disaster. >> thousands may have been killed. tens and thousands are still missing. millions of survivors are without power. many are homeless. highways have been split open, hideously warped. it all started early friday morning, 15 miles below the ocean surface. the earth plates shifted, one lungeing up over the other. by those living by the coast, it meant a 23-foot tsunami. boats and shipping containers broke away. whole buildings collapsed. this oil refinery exploded and power was cut to the nuclear power plant. now in great jeopardy. experts believe the quake knocked out the power to the primary and backup water pumps which c
. >> i'd like to ask again -- i think we didn't really get the answer what exactly did you ask the u.s. in terms of -- did you ask for arms, for your position? did you ask for -- what did you ask for? >> well, i think we asked them for anything to make this resolution go through and gaddafi step down. anything they can do for this. this revolution to not go back. they have no choice, either victory or die. there is no choice. if they don't die in the war, then gaddafi, he will -- anything that can help, we are ready to accept. as far as no physical presence on our soils. >> asking about a divided libya, it is impossible. believe me. believe me. i am from the south. my wife from the middle of libya. you can't divide yourself. you can't divide libya. [applause] >> for the sake of, you know, his schedule and tight schedule, i like really to thank him very much. just want to say thank you, thank you to the community, thank you to the press to be here with us today. and thank you for taking care, for supporting the libyan people. i want to especially thank -- he came to the minister of fore
to russ. >> okay. thank you, rebecca. the u.s. has pledged to help japan any way it can. cbs news correspondent whit johnson is at the white house with that part of the story. hey, whit, good morning. >> russ good morning to you. well of course this nuclear power plant are among the top concerns for the white house here. president obama has been in direct contact with japan's prime minister. the u.s. department of energy has been in contact with their japanese counterparts. and the u.s. government really is sparing no resources for a country the president calls one of our strongest and closest allies. >> -- potentially catastrophic disaster, and the images of destruction and flooding coming out of japan are simply heartbreaking. >> reporter: president obama declared a firm u.s. commitment to japan's ongoing recovery. the white house is monitoring each development on a tragedy that, for the president, hits close to home. >> i have such a close, personal friendship and connection to the japanese people in part because i grew up in hawaii where i was very famili
. more than 900 people dead. the japanese government is being inundated with offers of help. the u.s. military is sending ships and equipment and humanitarian aid and various search and rescue teams are also mobilizing. >> what we're seeing from japan is incomprehensible. so much damage, so much misery. these aerial pictures are from the japan broadcasting corporation nhk. you can see what the monster waves did to one area. i-reporter harrison payton sent us these pictures. it was so strong he could barely stay on his feet. japan's government says efforts to cull the reactor at the fukushima power plant. the blast injured four workers, crumbled concrete wars and is heightening fears of a nuclear meltdown. stan grant, authorities plan to give out iodine to residents in fukushima. how big a problem is this at this point? >> reporter: yeah, you're right, becky. and that iodine would work to offset the impact of any radiation. i can also bring you some reports that are circulating here in japanese media. i stress that cnn haven't independently confirmed this, but japanese authorities rep
and the u.s. the u.s. sent navy ships. it's helping with what president obama calls lift capacity, heavy lifting equipment. the u.s. sent supplies there. medvedev says workers have caused rescue workers. tie has has ahead it will to ask for more. red cross has 20,000 tents and other supplies to pass on to local red cross teams. if you'd like to help victims of the japan earthquake, find information at cnn.com/impact. on that page, you will also find a link to google's people finder database that aim toes reunite those who were separated in the chaos, worked very well in haiti, and we'll continue to add information to this page. cnn.com/impact. do stay with cnn for continuing coverage from japan. we'll keep you up to date as the story develops. viewers in the u.s. will now join piers morgan tonight already in progress and i'm becky anderson in london. ♪ in here, inventory can be taught to learn... so products get routed to where they're needed most. ♪ in here, machines have a voice... so they can tell headquarters when they need refilling. ♪ in here, money works smarter... so financ
, it appears the worst may be over. the tsunami warning that has been in effect here along the western u.s. has been lifted. now this region is under a tsunami advisory. the bay area is in good shape. in san francisco we did see some title surging earlier today, nothing major. what a difference just 80 miles south where the tsunami slammed into the santa cruz harbor. no huge waves, buturç the surge flowed in and out 10 miles-an-hour, twice as fast as the colorado river moves through the grand canyon. it was a dramatic sight. the force of all that water sunk some boats, capsized others and sent a few out to sea. some of the older docks broke loose leaving the water q" with debri no question this is a multi-million dollar disaster. farther north near the oregon border where the waves reached eight feet in height. the topography left cities like crescent city especially vulnerable. that fishing town was slammed by a series of tsunamis. the first hit about 7:30 this morning. foretore the harbor apart --ag?z for the harbor apart. the docks are gone. officials were warning that a bigger surge could
are made in the u.s. to arrange for evacuation routes in the event of earthquakes, of tsunamies and earthquakes. so i think our degree of preparedness and the japanese degree of preparedness are quite similar. we learned a lot from each other. after a big earthquake like this there will be effortses to look at what worked and what didn't work and fix the things that didn't work. >> rose: what surprises you about what you have seen so far? >> this was much bigger than we expected to see on that part of the what's called the japan trench, subduction zone. and one of the things we've been learning ever since 2004 was, before 2004 we thought we knew which piece of subduction zones could have these really big earthquakes. the sue nationalia earthquake and now this on one-- the sumatra earthquake and now this one what the earth often does is we learn to be pretty humble in the face of the complexities of the earth. the earth has the ability to surprise us. i think none of us expected that anything this big would happen there. we're now realizing that the really big earthquakes are sho
, japanese, and russians. the general are -- the japanese are very good and i guarantee the u.s. will work with them. >> and that is happening. and the secretary energy has been dispatched or tasked with providing whatever assistance the u.s. can to japan but there are membered reports whether we are sending more coolant over or what, exactly, the u.s. can do. are there reports in japan? >> they are saying the united states is helping. they will not tell you what is going on because there are elements that would love to get their hands on what we will use whatever that is. so the operations around the nuclear industry are secretive for so many reasons. they are reporting the u.s. is helping in that realm and the search-and-rescue recommend but we cannot get this, search and recuse cannot get there. and the navy cannot get there but they are there but the navy can sail out and around potential fallout and go to the north part of the island where driving and flying is more difficult. >> and the country relies on high-speed rail more than any or countries tens of millions travel by their high
are presenting. after you left the military, what prompted you to go back to a place where the u.s. is engaged in military action? >> it is interesting. the population of afghanistan is around 29 million, and there's probably no more than 80,000 u.s. soldiers serving in afghanistan right now, but if you look at the stories that come out, you think the numbers are completely reversed. all the stories are about americans, and you see almost no images of stories about the afghan people themselves, so if you look at the dominant representational paradigm uc today, it is all about foreign soldiers. my idea was to try incurred counted to that a popularized narrative and focus on images and stories that really reflect that lived experience of conflict through the eyes of the afghan people. >> you are exhibiting with three other photographers. it is true all three of them have really focused in the areas where a lot of u.s. and allied forces are seeing action, are actually involved in combat, so your story is different than theirs. what does it mean to show your body of work along side of the stories
are still feeling after shocks, including chris barnes, a u.s. student studying in japan and joins us now on the phone. can you hear me. >> i can hear you, kelly, good afternoon. >> kelly: you sound loud and clear. good afternoon to you as well. you're still feeling after shocks there? >> indeed i am. we've been having aftershocks, two to three an hour, since the first quake struck. >> kelly: where are you staying right now, trent? >> at the moment i'm in tokoyo, in my apartment on top of my building on the 12th floor and i would say compared to the ground floor, the shaking is stronger up here. >> kelly: you can feel the swaying and it's got to make you feel uncomfortable? >> well, look, i grew up in los angeles and i experienced the 1994 north ridge earthquake and it absolutely pales in pair son, the north ridge earthquake compared to what i experienced in tokoyo. >> kelly: how many people here in the united states recall the north ridge earthquake in 1994. as you were saying and this one is far worse. and we've seen the devastation hereof the tsunami. were you a witness to any of that?
to be having it easy in california while so many are having a difficult time there. the u.s. government is reaching out to help them return home. >>> on our website we have two tabs. one covering the devastation in japan and the other to focus on what is going on here at home. you can find them on ktvu.com. >>> a bay area soldier has been killed in afghanistan. eric trueblood was from alameda. he died from wounds suffered when his united was attacked -- unit was attacked yesterday. he was assigned to a base in germany. >>> san francisco's district attorney is turning over allegations of police misconduct to federal authorities. the fbi and u.s. attorney general's office will handle the case with surveillance and testimony. he said he's doing it because of the scope of the resources needed for the investigation. jeff hidachi raised concerns about a conflict of interest. he was the police chief during a series of drug busts. there's doubt on police videos and testimony. 57 drug and robbery cases have been dismissed. >>> the nfl is one step closer to a work stoppage that could threaten the
automatically. the u.s. navy delivered coolants to one nuclear plan 150 miles north of tokyo to prevent overheating. tonight the government warned that to reduce pressure in the plant, a smail amount of radioactive vapor would have to be released but insisted there was no risk to the public. japan's trance port infrastructure has in places been devastates. at-bat sendai airport, the tsunami crept up the -- up the run woib to the very boarding gates of the tubel. passengers took refuge on the roof. people crowded into bus stations for buses that were going nowhere. the bbc's tokyo correspondent, roland burk, witness the -- wissed the -- witnessed the frustration of stranded passengers. >> there are thousands of people, millions of people, on the streets of tokyo tonight. all trains have been suspended. 9 official advice is to stay where you are. but after the shock of this afternoon's earthquake, many people just want to get home. >> dawn has already broke enin japan. -- broken in japan. there was another large aftershock earthquake in the north. now it is time to assess the damage that
is heartbroken by the images of the devastation in japan. he promised u.s. assistance to help the nation recover and rebuild. president obama also said one u.s. carrier is already in japan and another is on its way from syngapore to provide aid. another u.s. ship is now on its way to the marianas island in the pacific. at latest check there was no damage to marianas or in guam. >> fema is fully activated and is coordinating with state and local officials to support these regions as necessary. let me just stress that if people are told to evacuate, do as you are told. >> the the coast guard says it is positioning crews along the west coast to conduct damage survey missions as needed. >>> back here in the bay area many people want to help those affected by the massive quake. john sasaki has how the bay area is helping out. >> reporter: right here at the sycamore congregation is already getting ready to help out. there's a massive explosion at the complex after the earthquake. there video shows how huge the explosion was. the woman we met was very upset over that incident. >> i was trying to get co
there. we'll come back to andy in a moment. we're going to turn to japan's ambassador to the u.s. am passdor -- ambassador fujisaki. thanks for joining me on this terrible day for your country. can you tell me your understanding of the scale of this disaster in terms of people who have been wounded, possibly killed. >> thank you very much, mr. morgan, for giving me this opportunity. yes, this is the most terrible earthquake we've had. the largest ever was 1929 with 7.9 magnitude. now in japan, it's 8.8, in u.s. calculation, it's 8.9. but huge. anyway, the earthquake and death toll, it's increasing every hour. it's close to 100 now, and missing people are 700. and it's increasing, as well. so this is a terrible incident that has hit japan. >> ambassador, you obviously -- i'm sorry, after you. >> for example, in japan, six million households are out of electricity, that's more than 10% of total japan's households. >> that's absolutely staggering statistic. i mean obviously we're seeing these most appalling scenes. i don't think i've ever seen anything quite like this before. it looks a
. next we have a look at how asian americans in communities here in the u.s. are reacting to this disaster. host: could switching to geico really save you 15% or more on car insurance? host: do dogs chase cats? ♪ 70's era music sfx: tires squealing ♪ 70's era music sfx: tires squealing vo: geico. 15 minutes could save you 15% or more on car insurance. >>> there is desperation, panic and fear from people in japan and for the past couple of days we've been hearing from them, their stories as they experienced the power fult quake and the tsunami that followed. one man who works at a u.s. navy base in yokohama calls his ride home wild. >> we just had a huge earthquake in japan right now. you can see everybody in the street. my car is still shaking. that was pretty big. everybody came out of the stores. everybody is in the middle of the streets hanging on to poles. >> he is one of our i-reporters and he took this video on his smart foen just after the quake hit. he said he wondered if he would live through this experience. he did. he made it home safely and fout out that hi
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